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10 Ideas to ROCK Your June

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Hellooooooo summmer!!! I am so excited summer is finally here and I can spend some quality time with my kiddos, making memories & making messes!

We have a whole summer bucket list that I cannot wait to get started, including a Donut Trail here in Cincinnati where you visit 12 different donut shops, they stamp your passport and you get a free t-shirt at the end! We are gonna be in donut heaven! (Local friends – check it out here: https://www.gettothebc.com/donut-trail)

Who else is excited to get their summer on? Summer is an amazing season of the year, but you need to keep in mind that it is just a season, and if you don’t work it right, your business could totally wilt or die this summer if you don’t continue to water, nurture and plant new seeds. You will have no fall business if you don’t keep your summer business moving!

So here are 10 Ideas to ROCK your June:

 

#1 National Donut Day (6/1) – Idea #1

Hello?? This might just be the best day of the year, right? Be sure to be one of the first announce National Donut Day to your followers so they hear it from you first. Schedule your post using CinchShare to hit your FB business page at 6:00am, then turn around and SHARE that post from your public business page to your Customer VIP group and your personal timeline on Facebook so you will be the first in their timeline to tell them what day it is, and they will share your post with all their friends!

 

 #2 – National Donut Day (6/1) – Idea #2

You can even take it one step further and do a little research about who has free donuts on that day, I know that Krispie Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts both do something that day! Be a resource and your followers will definitely share your posts!


#3 National Donut Day (6/1) – Idea #3 

Do a “Donut Drop” at a local business or office! This is something you will need to start working on this week. You make a post to your FB Business Page, your Customer Group and your timeline asking if anyone works in an office that would like to host a Donut Drop party with you. You will bring a dozen or so donuts, catalogs and order forms to her office and she can do a catalog party with donut bribery for her co-workers! You can do with with cookies on another day (Cookies and Catalogs), but just imagine if you lined up 2-3 Donut Drop parties on June 1st! It is a Friday (payday!) and you can close the parties a couple days later. You could have a couple thousand dollars in sales the first week of June just from the Donut Drops! Take lots of pictures and share them on social!

 

#4 National Donut Day (6/1) – Idea #4

“Do-nut” miss the opportunity to really play up this day in your social media posts. You can share products and specials that your followers “donut” want to miss out on, or “you donut know how excited I am about this new product”. Or letting them know that they are the “icing on your donut”, “I donut know what I would do without you”, “I like you a HOLE lot”, “hope your day is sprinkled with fun”. You can have so much fun with this day and your followers will have a blast because it is fun and different! Run a contest and give away a gift card for donuts!

#5 Change your FB Customer Group cover photo to something more “June” themed

This is an easy way to update your group and get a post into your group member’s news feeds. Make sure you are using that prime real estate of the cover photo space as best you can. Make sure you are not always just featuring product, be sure to include your smiling face sometimes! And use the group photo size 1920×1080 for optimal visualization of your awesome banner and details!

 

 #5 Update your Facebook Business Page cover photo to something more June-like

Make sure you are updating your Facebook Business Page with the season, you definitely don’t want a cover photo featuring Christmas items up when it is June But I cannot tell you how many times I see this on some of your business pages. Your cover photo is like your storefront window for your business, make sure it is attractive and in-tune with the season. Use a filter and add a summer frame, jazz it up!

 

 #6 Beach Bucks 

Remember Cupid Cash from February and the Bunny Bucks in April? You can totally summer-ize it up by allowing your customers to “earn” $1 in Beach Bucks for every $10 they spend with you in June. The Beach Bucks are only redeemable with you and only redeemable in the following month, in this case July. So this idea gets you sales this month and potentially next month too. If you want to move some cash and carry products, you could easily change the coupon to where they can only redeem the Beach Bucks toward something you have cash and carry and then payout the difference. For example, if they have $10 in Beach Bucks and the item is $31, they give you the $10 in Beach Bucks and pay the $21 difference. That’s a sale for June AND a sale for July!

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#7 Happy Mail – Send crazy fun goodies in the mail to upcoming Hostesses and team members

Imagine what the response will be when you a flip flop or beach ball to a Hostess in the mail (no box or envelope) letting her know she will FLIP over the Hostess special this month, or you cannot wait to have a BALL with her at her party! Walk around your local dollar store, pick things up, ask yourself “Can I mail this?” and figure out a fun pun or play or words that you can feature with your happy mail! If this mailing stuff without a box or envelope freaks you out, go and and box it up, but I will tell you it is far more fun to get sill random stuff in the mail without the envelope. They REMEMBER this and they remember you (and they talk about you and share on social media)!


#8 Share summer recipes, crafts and tips with your followers

One of the best things you can do to have your followers engage with you is to curate good seasonal content that your followers will love and share! Think all things summer and share those cute tips and ideas to get people sharing your content. Share a tip a day or at least a few a week!

#9 Create a June Ideas Pinterest Board and share it

Head over to Pinterest and create a theme board specifically for June and pin what you love for June (tips, recipes, crafts, DIY, outdoor cleaning, etc). Once you have a minimum of 10-15 pins (I am sure you will find far more that you love), share the link to your Pinterest board in your customer group, your FB business page, your personal timeline, your customer newsletter, etc. Share it everywhere! Invite them to follow you while they are over on Pinterest!

 

 #10 Summer-ize Your Vendor Booth

Summers are a great time to do vendor booths at fairs and festivals. People completely pre-judge your vendor booth in about 3 seconds. Think about ways you can completely “summer-ize” your table and display to make it attractive to those scanning the room or just passing by. Be sure to use colors that go well together, maybe just 2-3 colors. Keep things simple and clean! I have seen amazing vendor tables in the summer, using beach towels as tablecloths, pool noodles as jewelry bumps for bracelets and watches, sand buckets to hold Hostess Packets and goodies! You can really have a lot of fun and catch a lot of attention with a seasonal table.

 

What fun June ideas do you have?

Melissa Fietsam @DirectlySocial

10 Lovely Ideas to Totally ROCK Your February

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Hey there!

If you have been following this blog any length of time, you know how much I love themes and seasonal marketing. I have always been an out-of-the-box thinker and am always looking for ways to set myself apart from the masses and stand out.

So here we are in February and as I stroll through my FAVORITE store in the whole wide world (aka Dollar Tree), I see the hearts, candies and cupids and my mind immediately turns to……. nope, not anything romantic, but something just as exciting…. MARKETING!! I am completely engrossed in picking things up and saying “how can I use this for my biz?” Does anyone else do this? I literally walk around Dollar Tree looking for business building goodies! And if I get a cart, well then it’s totally over! LOL!

Let’s talk February marketing ideas right now! I am going to share 10 of my favorite ideas below AND I will even include a link to my awesome February Marketing Ideas Pinterest Board that I created just for you! The Pinterest board is meant to get your creative juices flowing and get you thinking outside of the box too!

1: Host your own “Mardi Gras Party” – Feb 13, 2018!

Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday)! You definitely still have time to pull this off! People know today what they are doing on that Tuesday night. Grab a king cake at your local grocery store ($7), some beads and masks at the Dollar Tree ($5) and you are good to go! Sooooo easy and fun!! Or host an online Mardi Gras Party on Facebook — get creative! Mardi Gras is all about partying with friend and having a great time!! Perfect atmosphere for us! The Dollar Tree has tons of awesome goodies for this.

2: GALentine’s Day-

This is a day that you celebrate with your best girlfriends, get it? GALentine’s Day! It is the ultimate girls night out event, just google “Galentine’s Day” and check out all the awesomeness available. I see this as a great theme for your parties (online and in-home) the entire month of February! Don’t break the bank, hit the Dollar Tree!

Love all these ideas? Join our Facebook group for TONS of great ideas to work your business each month:

CLICK HERE TO JOIN

3: Buy boxes of Valentine’s Day classroom cards –
($1 at Dollar Tree for 32 of them) –

Give them out to people during Valentine’s Day week as you meet them! Stick your label on the back and just hand them out, don’t overthink this! It is kinda like a business card, and seriously, who doesn’t LOVE getting Valentines! You know you miss getting them too! And come on, I REALLY want to buy some Disney Princess theme Valentine’s after being in Orlando last week, and they even have cute Minion ones for my friend, Melanie Moore!!  So grab a couple boxes, label them up and get out there! You need to get out from behind that computer…. yes YOU! …. you need to get out there and meet people!
DO IT!!

4: Valentine’s Day BOOKING Ideas –

They have these cute containers at the Dollar Store — 8 in a pack.
1) Use them for a Booking Game — Allow each guest to choose a container. If they want to take a gamble, they can open the container. 6 of the containers say Book a Party, 5 containers say Free Gift and 1 container says Grand Prize. If they decide to open their container and they get free gift or grand prize, you must give them those prizes, if they get book a spa, they must agree to book a party.
2) Use them for a booking gift — They get to choose a gift when they book a party. (HINT: Just put some candy in the box. Then on a small post it note put the gift they will receive when they hold their party ON THE ORIGINAL DATE BOOKED.)

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5: Start an “I LOVE _______” Campaign –

This is the month of LOVE, so embrace it! What do you LOVE in your business? Each week of the month, choose another piece of your business to highlight online. Highlight specific people, highlight products, hightlight your company, etc
I LOVE My Hostesses!
I LOVE My Team!
I LOVE My Company!
I LOVE Referrals!
I LOVE My Customers!
I LOVE ______ Product!

6 : CUPID CASH –

Your customers “earn” $1 in Cupid Cash for every $10 they spend with you in February. The Cupid Cash is only redeemable with you and only redeemable in March, so it gets you sales this month and potentially next month too. If you want to move some cash and carry products, you could easily change the coupon to where they can only redeem the Cupid Cash toward something you have cash and carry and then payout the difference. For example, if they have $10 in Cupid Cash and the item is $31, they give you the $10 in Cupid Cash and pay the $21 difference. That’s a sale for Feb AND a sale for March! Download this free Cupid Cash coupon sheet and start using them right away. We even added a special “booking bonus” to this one!  DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE

7: Send a Valentine’s Day card –

(2 for $1 at Dollar Tree) to your 5 favorite Hostesses, your 5 favorite Customers and 10 of your team members, or mix and match that however you want. You are not sending these to ask them to book or buy, you are sending them to let them know how much you appreciate them in your business.

8: Offer Gift Certificates –

Gift certificates are so popular, make sure your customers know you offer them!

9: Offer some SWEET DEALS –

Put together some gift sets and wrap them up cute to sell cash and carry! The eye buys! Upload pics of your cute packages to your customer groups, business page, Instagram, etc (if permitted)

10: Vendor Booth Idea – Host a Kissing Booth!

Are you doing a vendor booth this month? Why not host a kissing booth? Pucker up, baby! No wait, I am totally kidding…. loosen those lips. Grab a mason jar or large lidded container, fill it to the top with Hershey Kisses (counting as you go) and put it on your table with a sign that says KISSING BOOTH and have them guess how many kisses are in the jar. Easy peasy, right? And the winner gets the jar of kisses, or a gift certificate, whatever you want. You can do this online too and award a virtual gift certificate. What I love about activities like this at a booth is they are inexpensive, fun and always highly participative. Everyone stops to take a crack at guessing, which means you have more time to create conversation.

Need some visual stimulation to get you thinking about February marketing? Check out the Pinterest board I made just for this topic:

https://www.pinterest.com/melissafietsam/february-marketing-ideas/

 

 

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What’s the BEST Business Card for Your Direct Sales Business?

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I am STOKED about this marketing tool for my business! I love it and I want to make sure everyone knows about it.

So let me ask you, what does everyone woman carry in her purse-besides a pen? CHAPSTICK!! I have found a website that is super affordable to buy lip balms that are blank on the outside. And then you can also buy the labels for them and print your own labels with your business information!

That is TEN TIMES better than a business card! Cause no sane woman would ever throw away a lip balm, right?!

I bought pens and used them for years. But I like to be different. And this is definitely right up my alley!!

So check out my own below

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Now WHAT are you going to do with these?

1. You can give them to cashiers

2. You can put them in the tubes at the bank drive through

3. You can leave them for servers

4. You can hand to ANYONE you’re having a conversation with about your business

5. Give them to your friends and family so THEY always have your business information on them! They may have your regular information…but would they know your BUSINESS information? I think I’ll give my mom some extras to hand out FOR ME!

6. Use these at your parties for prizes and giveaways. Everyone loves lip balm! And that is SO cheap for a giveaway! Heck, it’s so cheap that you could give EVERYONE at your home party at checkout!

7. These would be great for vendor events

8. Great for Nurses and Teachers week!! Pass out mini grab bags. Or any type of swag bags you were asked to donate.

9. What about Halloween?! You could make little bags for the moms!

10. How about Christmas gifts to all your hostesses for the year? Keep your information in front of them!!

11. These would be great to pass out at your kids ball games. “Hey anybody need some chapstick? I just got these in and I love them”. Oh, yeah…sly as a fox…LOL!!!!

The possibilities are truly endless.

The most important thing in your Direct Sales business is to STAND OUT in the sea of consultants in your area. It doesn’t matter how many consultants are in your area. If they’re not marketing their business in a FUN way, or not even marketing at all, people will choose to shop with YOU. And that’s a fact Jack 😉 I am constantly looking for ways to stand out. To reach new people. To make conversations easier and more fun. To get my information into more people’s hands in an effective way. So what are YOU doing?

Here is the website to order your own blank lip balms:

Round lip balm: 

http://www.bulkapothecary.com/white-lip-balm-jars-filled-and-unlabeled/

Regular “stick” lip balm: 

http://www.bulkapothecary.com/lip-balm/white-stick-lip-balm-comes-in-6-great-flavors-starting-at-19-unit/

Now I’m not talented enough to make those cute little labels. So Kim, from Night Owl Custom Design on Facebook, made them for me!

You can click the link below to order your own labels if you order these. They’re super affordable and totally worth it!

Here is the link for the round labels:

https://nightowlcustomdesign.ecwid.com/#!/Labels-Personalized-Lip-Balm-Round-labels/p/52409193

and here is the link for the tall lip balm labels –

https://nightowlcustomdesign.ecwid.com/#!/Labels-Personalized-Lip-Balm-Tall-Rectangular-labels/p/52409194/category=12983062

Happy Marketing ladies!!

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How to Design a Graphic with Canva

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Creating your own content for your business is crucial and Canva can help you do that!

Learn where to find FREE graphics to use AND create some amazing designs in Canva!

You have to be different:

If you’re posting the same graphics as 10,000 other consultants, there’s not much that stands out in your business. When you create your own graphics, you show your customers you are invested in your business. It shows you care about your business. Seth Godin said it best (in a book titled The Purple Cow) when talking about marketing. All cows look the same…but a PURPLE COW…now that would be cool! That’s what marketing is all about, STANDING OUT!

It takes time:

Just like everything worth doing, it takes time to learn. But if you simply work 20 minutes a day on graphics when you’re starting out, you will be SO PROUD of what you can learn and accomplish in Canva. I know because I did it! And I had NO CLUE what I was doing in Canva when I first started. I actually learned by watching a set of tutorial videos on Cinchshare’s YouTube channel. Heili breaks the basics of Canva down for you here in a series of short videos: Cinchshare Canva Tutorials

We did a ZOOM webinar training on how I walked through and created some engagement posts for our Facebook Group: Directly Social

Check out this video tutorial on Canva:

Find free graphics to use:

Everybody always asks where I find my free graphics to use. Pixabay is a site where you can find tons of free graphics to start creating your own. You can search any topic, color, or emotion you want, and then add your own personal touches in Canva!

And don’t forget to join our Facebook group so you can get daily social media tips and tricks: Directly Social

Now go forth and be Social Jedi’s,

Melissa Fietsam

Are you Subscribed to my YouTube Channel?

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I have a TON of videos on Youtube!

If you’re looking for:

  1. Booking ideas
  2. Recruiting ideas
  3. Seasonal ideas
  4. Direct Sales Tips
  5. Hostess Coaching Tips
  6. Recruiting Packets
  7. Hostess Packets
  8. Booking Blitzes
  9. Marketing
  10. BINGO’s

AND SO MUCH MORE!

There’s over 500 videos on there! You can use the search bar and find ANYTHING you’re looking for!

You’ll want to click on the LINK below and hit SUBSCRIBE so you never miss the new ones!

Click on this link:

https://www.youtube.com/user/buymybags

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Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts

www.buymybags.com

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Top 10 Ways to Host a Fundraiser With Thirty-One

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I LOVE to do fundraisers! They are one of my favorite parts of this “job” of mine!

I’ve been doing fundraisers for about 7 years now. I’m going on 8 years of being a consultant! So everything runs like clock work when you host a fundraiser with me! I want to show you all the fun and unique ways we can do fundraisers to help you and your organization or cause.

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So how do I do them?

And HOW can I help YOU and your organization?

Here’s the TOP 10 ways we can run a fundraiser to benefit YOU!

The great thing about these things, is that you can COMBINE any and all ways that you love! Combining a few different ways will ensure your teams success when it comes to hosting a fundraiser with me!

#1 Online Party

This is SO easy! We have a link to your fundraiser on my website and everyone can follow the link to order. 30% of all orders are donated to your organization.

#2 Home Show

You can host a home show and invite all your friends and family to see the product themselves and order there!

#3 Facebook Event

Facebook events are GREAT to show people product usage and great ideas on HOW they could enjoy some Thirty-One in their lives while donating to a great cause. I set the entire event up for you and all you have to do is invite your friends. All ordering is done online. Easy peezy!

#4 Bingo Night

A Bingo night is just FUN! People love to play Bingo, win prizes, and order to donate to a great cause!

#5 Trunk Party

You’re already at practice, or church, or somewhere with all your friends. Why not invite them all to a special night where they can literally see all the products and order at a convenient location where they’re already going to be!

#6 Spirit Wear

We can make a collection of products in our spirit line that show off your team colors, jersey #’s, hometown, or favorite team colors! People love to show their spirit for their teams. It’s a great way to high light that team pride!

#7 Collection

We can get a collection of 5 to 6 products. I make a flier, and your team sells just those products.

#8 Restaurant

Hold a restaurant party where everyone gets together for a dinner or lunch and we show off the products there. I’m pretty good at sweet talking managers into also donating a % of the food sales!

#9 Registration Party

The night of your team’s registration, where all parents will be anyway…I can set up a table of products and collect orders. And you can hand out packets that night for others to help collect orders.

#10 Team Party

Each parent takes a hostess packet and collects orders individually and we enter as one big party!

Would you like more information about hosting a fundraiser with me? Fill out this quick survey below and I’ll contact you ASAP!

Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Senior Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts

www.buymybags.com

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Book 10 Holiday Thirty-One Parties!

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So here’s a team challenge for our team. We have a goal of booking 10 holiday parties to close by October 15th.

WHY?

10 Holiday parties at $200 each, equals $2000 in sales. BAM! Right there. So let’s get after it!

Check out this video:

Now you can see the exact video I posted in my customer group:

 

Here are a couple of graphics we will be using. This will be an ongoing push until the end of October. The goal is to get people in the holiday spirit! It’s time to rock out this fall season to:

  1. Help everyone earn the Leadership Incentive Trip starting in October
  2. Get our customers on board, that if they host a party they get to shop from the outlet sale early
  3. increase sales in general
  4. increase the # of people in our customer group
  5. increase the amount of people we’re in front of, therefore increasing our chances of recruiting
  6. and the more people we’re in front of, the more people who will book for NOVEMBER!

Each month will have the same idea. A “holiday package” with the goal of booking 10 Holiday parties each month!

It states a $200 party because that’s EASY. But we will be focusing on hostess coaching to (OF COURSE) get them higher sales than $200!

Score all around. Who’s ready for Melissa Fietsam and the holiday season? Cause I have a TON of ideas we’re pushing right now! You ready?!

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Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Senior Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts

www.buymybags.com

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Host 3 Holiday Parties for Your Thirty-One Customers!

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This is something that is SO much fun. And it is a way to SERVE your customers!

Check out this video on how we are creating a team holiday party to invite our customers to:

1. Pumpkin Carving Party (October)

2. Thanksgiving/Fall Craft Party (November)

3. Christmas Craft Party (December)

We’re always ASKING for something from our customers. But this is an event to build relationships with your customers. This is a time where we can organize something to give back to THEM. To laugh, get to know each other, and simply have fun! Building relationships are what it’s all about.

This should be a FREE event.

And want to make it even better? Turn it into a “give back” event. If they bring a certain item (like canned goods one month), they’ll be entered into a drawing for some giveaways. And then when you deliver those, you can tag them on Facebook and let them see they were a part of something bigger! How cool is THAT?!

Anyways, have FUN with it!! Cheers to the kick off of MY holiday working season! See ya soon!

Just a little fun graphic to get ya in the holiday mood:)

happy halloween

Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Senior Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts

www.buymybags.com

#31 #31bag #31bags #thirtyone #thirtyonegifts #holidayparty

Melissa’s Great Big Thirty-One Giveaway Event on Facebook

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Melissa’s Great Big Thirty-One Giveaway.

Everyone asks, what do you give away as prizes?

**Below, I have posted a script that I will start integrating into my normal 4 day Facebook script next month. I always do this at the END of my 4 day FB script. So, normally on the 6th day of the month.

Day 1: pre posts

Day 2-5: party script

Day 6: Great Big Giveaway

I only do ONE NIGHT of giveaways. I got tired of handing out gifts to people who had no intention of ordering. I wanted to:
1. reward everyone who DID participate
2. save myself time by only tracking gifts ONE DAY
3. help my hostesses get orders rolling in
4. and get new people added to my customer group each month

Well…here you go. I give away $200 in prizes in a ONE NIGHT event every month. Before you have a heart attack or tune me out…see how I only pay $25 for it:

And here is an ACTUAL Live event I did. This is the first one I did. I was really nervous. Now I have them down to about 18 minutes and they’re a lot of FUN!!

 

Description:

Come see some great deals in AUGUST with a LIVE event from MY KITCHEN! I’m GIVING AWAY OVER $200 IN PRIZES!!

AND…I’m going to show you some great ways I organize with Thirty-One in my own kitchen!!

Did I mention you’ll get to see some FALL product?! I’m going to show you my top 10 favorite fall products!

HERE’S HOW YOU EARN TICKETS:

  1. 5 TICKETS If you are a HOSTESS in AUGUST
  2. 1 TICKET: just for clicking “join” on this event
  3. 1 TICKET: for each 5 friends you add to my customer group and they join the event! Remember to ASK them if they’d like to be added!
  4. 5 TICKETS: for booking a party in SEPTEMBER
  5. 1 TICKET: for every $10 you bought on a party this or retail order this month!
  6. 3 TICKETS: If you are a member of my HOTM (Hostess of the Month Club) every month
  7. 1 TICKET: If you came to BINGO this month
  8. 5 TICKETS: for joining my team and becoming a consultant
  9. 5 TICKETS: for joining a Hostess of the Month or LAYAWAY club!

 

 

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POST #1:

100% chance of winning

I’m GIVING AWAY $200 IN PRIZES!

I’m super excited to announce our Great Big Giveaway in August! We will be giving away $200 in prizes this FRIDAY night during a LIVE event right here on Facebook!

To join the event:

  1. Go to ((insert customer page)) and request to join
  2. Go to ((((( )))))) and click “GOING” on the event!

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POST #2:

Who’s earning tickets?!! Don’t forget! You get 1 ticket for every $10 you spend before the BIG EVENT Friday night! $200 in prize giveaways!

To join that event:

  1. Go to ((insert customer page)) and request to join
  2. Go to ((((( )))))) and click “GOING” on the event!

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POST #3:

EARN TICKETS for $200 in PRIZES!

If you’ve been thinking about booking your own Facebook party, now’s the time to do it!

Because you get FIVE tickets into the drawing by booking your own Facebook party before the event! Post “ME!” below and we will get you set up! I run all Facebook parties on the 1st of the month. So I’ll get your packet in the mail, we will begin September 1st, and close September 14th!

If you haven’t joined the Great Big Giveaway yet…

  1. Go to ((insert customer page))and request to join
  2. Go to ((((( )))))) and click “GOING” on the event!

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POST #4:

Over $200 in FREE prizes to give away!!! Tomorrow night at 9pm Eastern!! Join that event here:

If you haven’t joined the Great Big Giveaway yet…

  1. Go to ((insert customer page)) and request to join
  2. Go to ((((( )))))) and click “GOING” on the event!

And here’s how you can earn tickets for that event!

  1. 5 TICKETS: If you are a HOSTESS in AUGUST
  2. 1 TICKET: just for clicking “join” on this event
  3. 1 TICKET: for each 5 friends you add to my customer group and they join the event! Remember to ASK them if they’d like to be added!
  4. 5 TICKETS: for booking a party in SEPTEMBER
  5. 1 TICKET: for every $10 you bought on a party this or retail order this month!
  6. 3 TICKETS: If you are a member of my HOTM (Hostess of the Month Club) every month
  7. 1 TICKET: If you came to BINGO this month
  8. 5 TICKETS: for joining my team and becoming a consultant
  9. 5 TICKETS: for joining a Hostess of the Month or LAYAWAY club!

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POST #5:

Don’t be THAT guy…

Today’s the day!! $200 in prizes will be given away TONIGHT! Place your orders by tonight and you’ll get 1 ticket for every $10 you purchase!

If you haven’t joined the Great Big Giveaway yet…

  1. Go to ((insert customer page)) and request to join
  2. Go to ((((( )))))) and click “GOING” on the event!

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TIPS:

**Have someone hold the phone for you while you do the Live event (if you can)

**Have a notecard with a bullet point of what you’re talking about

Here’s mine:

Thirty-One gifts live event

**I have a separate card with the top 10 products that I want to show. That way I don’t get off track or fumble now

**This month I’m doing the event in my Kitchen and giving a quick tour of some of my own organizing bins in the kitchen. So you could do a different room each month

**Get the Hostess Goody Bag on business supplies for $25 and that is ALL you will need. You can easily say $100 in prizes to give away. Make this a regular part of your business expenses each month. This is WORTH EVERY PENNY. It is getting NEW people added to my customer group every single month, it’s adding people to my HOTM Club every month, it’s BOOKING me parties, and it’s getting me recruits! DO IT! I order this goody bag on the 10th of every month for the following month’s prizes.

**FOCUS on what you want out of the group. My focus is always hostess of the month club. but decide what you want the most and FOCUS on that!

**Have the person holding the camera read through comments DURING the live event and relay them to you out loud so you can still interact with everyone. They love teasing and talking to my daughter Samantha now, because they know she’s the one behind the camera narrating:)

 

Have a great event ladies!! ANd do this EVERY month. Your business will thank you.

Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Senior Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts

www.buymybags.com

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You HAVE to use a social media scheduling site if you’re running more than one or two shows a month on Facebook.

Okay, you don’t HAVE to do anything…but if you want to live your life the way it was intended…watch this video!

I can be out playing with my kids, not worrying about a single thing, while Cinchshare is posting into my party events for me:

Being able to schedule posts to your social media sites is INVALUABLE. And to have a reliable source like Cinshare.com to help you…that’s priceless. And just so you know, I get NO royalties or kick backs from CinchShare. Or anyone for that matter.

I will never promote something I do not believe in wholeheartedly. They are good people with a great mission who actually care. And for that reason alone…I LOVE THEM!
If you’d like to check them out, head to www.cinchshare.com and see what they can do for YOU! If you think this is cool, you should see how easily I schedule ALL of my hostesses Facebook parties on MY TIME!

Anyone who owns a business knows that social media is playing a HUGE role in our business these days. Whether you’re marketing, sharing invitations, communicating with customers, rolling out Facebook events, or running contests…if you’re not using social media, you’re missing some customers!

I am just going to walk through Facebook events at the moment. Working in Direct Sales, I host at least 7-10 Facebook events a month for my hostesses. Those FB events last 15 days, and I post 6 times a day for 5 of those days. Can you imagine how crazy I would be trying to remember all those posts? Maybe that’s YOU right now?

Cinchshare has made my life SO much easier. If you have never heard of it, let me give you the low down:

This is a #SocialMedia scheduling site that allows you to schedule posts for Facebook, IN ADVANCE (they also do a lot of other things that I have not explored yet). So you can schedule a week’s worth of posts on YOUR time. Sounds pretty amazing, right? IT IS!

I use Cinchshare to:

~post monthly reminders to my team

~when I’m up working late, I can post things for my closed customer page, and schedule them to post in the morning-when normal people are up😉

~I can schedule ALL posts to any events I have going on. So #1-I don’t forget to post them. #2-I’m never in a hurry. I can take my time and do it RIGHT. Consistency is the name of the social media game.

~I can post things to go on my main FB timeline. Maybe I have an hour to sit down and post a bunch of great quotes I found. But I don’t want to post twenty at one time. So I can schedule those to go out daily with Cinchshare.

It’s really a no brainer for anyone who needs to organize their time and their business. I’m a busy mom of five. I HAVE to do things on my time (if my kids let me.lol).

I highly encourage you to check it out. And with a one month free trial they’re offering right now, you really don’t have an excuse to NOT try it!

Here’s another way you can use Cinchshare:

I want to send a reminder on the last day of each month to our team.

It’s important for NEW consultants to see this every month. And it’s important to remind our seasoned consultants.

So instead of posting today and forgetting next month…I’ve already scheduled this exact post to go out on the last day of the month for the next YEAR. BOOM.

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LAST DAY OF THE MONTH!
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Alright…who are the late birds entering orders today?!
For those of you who have been around the block, you KNOW you don’t want to wait until the last minute to enter your orders.
1. All orders with the March customer specials MUST be entered by tonight or they will fall off their order. So if you have orders entered for next month already, make sure no one has this month’s special.
2. If you go to enter your orders at 11pm. And someone’s credit card gets declined, you’re…well…kind of screwed! Because it’s going to be awfully hard to get a new credit card from someone at 11pm. So get those orders in EARLY!
3. I make all hostesses aware that I refuse to enter orders on the last day of the month. So all orders have to be in the day BEFORE. That way I never have to deal with this!
Congratulations on a great month and I cannot wait to celebrate all of you for your accomplishments next month!! Now let’s get ready to ROCK next month!! WOOT WOOT!
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Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Senior Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts
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